FIRMWARE (SYSTEM) UPDATES

To perform the firmware (system) updates, refer to AR-DV1 Firmware Update Procedures.
To perform the update, read the following precautions and additional notes first.


PRECAUTION
  • Do not power down or pull SD card while updating.
    An interruption during updating may cause a failure in data re-writing, and your AR-DV1 may stop functioning normally or cause the damage to the receiver.
  • New SD or SDHC Card (more than 128MB memory) is required.
    If you use used SD/SDHC card, be sure to format the SD/SDHC card with appropriate SD card formatter, since the Windows formatter may cause incompatible format to the AR-DV1 in some case.
  • After download, extract the zip file and copy only the ".dv1" firmware file onto the root directory of your SD/SDHC card.
  • Upon completion of firmware (system) update, the AR-DV1 automatically reboot the system. If no reboot is observed, turn-off the AR-DV1 by pressing the VOL knob for a while. Turn ON the AR-DV1 again to enable the new firmware (system).


If you want to report a bug, kindly send your receiver's system and memory data (see manual chapter 5.2)
to mail@aorja.com with the subject: AR-DV1 bug report.
Please describe in detail under which condition the problem appears. LCD screenshots or a short video
may also be very helpful. Thanks!



Products Version Last Update File
AR-DV1 AR-DV1 Receiver Firmware Version 1611B Update Dec.5, 2016 Download: (721kB) ZIP

AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1611B RELEASE NOTES

(c)2016 AOR, LTD.

Dec.5, 2016


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


IMPORTANT!
This firmware update will clear all your channel, bank and configuration memory data. It is therefore advised to make a backup on SD card as described chapter 5-2 of the user manual, and to restore this data after the firmware update.

The following bugs have been removed:
- Long press on MODE button switched to T-DM mode. Now reverted to (digital) AUTO mode.
- No more popping noises during recording playback.
- Memory channel or VFO switching between analog and digital modes sometimes displayed channel information of the previously switched channel.

The following features have been improved:
- Stopping a recording now takes less time, once the button has been pressed.
- The [R] icon is now blinking to indicate that the recording is on the way to be stopped.
- When the SD card is out of free space, it is indicated by an [X] inside the card logo.
- A recording cannot be started when the SD card is almost out of free space, to avoid broken recordings.


AR-DV1 AR-DV1 Receiver Firmware Version 1610B Update Oct.11, 2016 Download: (709kB) ZIP

AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1610B RELEASE NOTES

(c)2016 AOR, LTD.

Oct.11, 2016


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


IMPORTANT!
This firmware update will clear all your channel, bank and configuration memory data. It is therefore advised to make a backup on SD card as described chapter 5-2 of the user manual, and to restore this data after the firmware update.

The following bugs have been removed:
- CW mode had disappeared from the mode selection menu.
- CONTRAST settings did not remain in memory when the receiver was switched off.



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1609D RELEASE NOTES

(c)2016 AOR, LTD.

Sept.29, 2016


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


IMPORTANT!
This firmware update will clear all your channel, bank and configuration memory data. It is therefore advised to make a backup on SD card as described chapter 5-2 of the user manual, and to restore this data after the firmware update.

The following feature has been added:
TETRA decoding:

Named “T-DM” in the mode selection menu.
Compatible Tetra mode: DMO MOBILE TO MOBILE (also called “direct mode”)
Non-compatible Tetra modes: DMO REPEATER and TRUNKING VIA BASE STATION. (These modes are under evaluation).
Command list: Tetra mode is added to the MD command as selection #8.

Please note following limitations:
-TETRA reception only works in manual mode selection. Unfortunately it cannot be part of the AUTO MODE detection mode because Tetra is very CPU intensive.
-In SCAN mode, do not mix TETRA and non-TETRA modes. All frequencies in your SCAN bank should be preset as TETRA (T-DM).
Encryption is not and can never be supported. (Usually governmental operators do use encryption whereas commercial operators don't)

Advice for best performance:
-LEVEL SQUELCH is strongly recommended for Tetra. As the IF bandwidth of Tetra is very large, the “noise squelch” filter is not suitable for that use. (Press and hold the SQL knob for 2 seconds to display SQL settings.)
-It is best to do a “system reset” after loading this firmware (push and hold CLR button when switching receiver ON) after installing the new firmware. Your memory data will stay untouched.



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1607B RELEASE NOTES

(c)2016 AOR, LTD.

July 26, 2016


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


IMPORTANT!
This firmware update will clear all your channel, bank and configuration memory data. It is therefore advised to make a backup on SD card as described chapter 5-2 of the user manual, and to restore this data after the firmware update.

Following bugs have been removed:
- Sound would sometimes be chopped during DMR decoding
- SCAN would sometimes not stop as set per DMR color code and P25 NAC code.
- The backlight would sometimes stay ON even though it was set to AUTO.
- Scan resuming sometimes even though signal is still present and "FREE" setting is set to "OFF".



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1602A RELEASE NOTES

(c)2016 AOR, LTD.

April 19, 2016


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


IMPORTANT!
This firmware update will clear all your channel, bank and configuration memory data. It is therefore advised to make a backup on SD card as described chapter 5-2 of the user manual, and to restore this data after the firmware update.

Following bugs have been removed:
- SCAN sometimes stopping after a couple of minutes.
- After using TIMER/ALARM function with SQL open, it stayed open even after ending the function.
- SCAN/SEARCH GROUP last-one memory data not saved when shutting receiver off.



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1601B RELEASE NOTES

(c)2016 AOR, LTD.

Jan. 28, 2016


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


IMPORTANT!
If you are using v1511B or earlier, this firmware update will clear all your channel, bank and configuration memory data. It is therefore advised to make a backup on SD card as described chapter 5-2 of the user manual, and to restore this data after the firmware update.

Following bugs have been removed:
- BANK SCAN: After a few minutes of functioning, scanning would not resume even though signal is gone.

Following setting has been implemented:
- Default system date set to Jan.1, 2016.



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1512D RELEASE NOTES

(c)2016 AOR, LTD.

Jan. 7, 2016


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


IMPORTANT!
If you are using v1511B or earlier, this firmware update will clear all your channel, bank and configuration memory data. It is therefore advised to make a backup on SD card as described chapter 5-2 of the user manual, and to restore this data after the firmware update.

Following bugs have been removed:
-“Buzzing” sound and receiver freeze upon certain MODE and ON/OFF configurations.
- Main dial and some keys would stop responding when hitting ENT before entering D-CR encryption code.
- Search bank data would sometimes not correctly be uploaded when doing SD RESTORE.
- BANK SCAN would sometimes skip some memory channels.

Following features have been improved:
- VFO and SCAN keys now active even immediately after adjusting VOL and SQL knobs.
- SEARCH/SCAN resume time improved when NSQ (noise squelch) is used.



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1512A RELEASE NOTES

(c)2015 AOR, LTD.

Dec. 8, 2015


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


IMPORTANT!
This firmware update will clear all your channel, bank and configuration memory data. It is therefore advised to make a backup on SD card as described chapter 5-2 of the user manual, and to restore this data after the firmware update.

Following bugs have been removed:
Receiver would sometimes not reboot correctly after firmware update.

Following features have been improved:
- Scan & search speed improved to approx. AR8600 receiver level.

Following features have been added:
- Added support for DMR color code. --->
If in DMR mode, press the main dial twice to access the color code selection. Rotate the dial to select “ON” followed by a dial press to access the color code input menu. With the ten-key, input the desired 2 digit color code and validate with ENT.
If in digital AUTO mode, press the main dial until you arrive at the DMR settings and proceed as above.
- Added support for P25 network access code (NAC). --->
If in P25 mode, press the main dial to access the NAC selection. Rotate the dial to select “ON” followed by a dial press to access the NAC input menu. Rotate the dial to select the first of the 3 digits of the NAC code. Go to the next digit with the blue down arrow key. When all 3 digits have been input, validate with ENT.
If in digital AUTO mode, press the main dial until you arrive at the P25 settings and proceed as above.
- Added support NXDN radio access number (RAN) --->
If in D-CR (=NXDN) mode, press the main dial twice to access the RAN selection. Rotate the dial to select “ON” followed by a dial press to access the RAN input menu. With the ten-key, input the desired 2 digit color code and validate with ENT.

If in digital AUTO mode, press the main dial until you arrive at the NXDN settings and proceed as above.

- Creation of following commands for PC control:
CC for DMR color code read and write. CM will mute when the color code does not match.
PC for P25 NAC code read and write. PM will mute when the NAC code does not match.
NC for NXDN RAN code read and write. NM will mute when the color code does not match.



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1511B RELEASE NOTES

(c)2015 AOR, LTD.

Nov. 6, 2015


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


Following bugs have been removed:
- Abnormal display when CTCSS/DCR functions activated.
- Search/scan sometimes not stopping when CTCSS/DCS was activated in Digital AUTO mode.

Following features have been improved:
- Better noise squelch performance in Digital AUTO mode.
- Reduced clicking noise when squelch opens.



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1510C RELEASE NOTES

(c)2015 AOR, LTD.

Oct. 26, 2015


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


Following bugs have been removed:
- Receiver stayed muted when CTCSS was set.
- Search/scan not stopping on active signal when CTCSS/DCS.
- DMR: abnormal clipping sound during decoding



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1510B RELEASE NOTES

(c)2015 AOR, LTD.

Oct. 7, 2015


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


Following bugs have been removed:
- CTCSS, DCS, voice inverter, DCR code parameters stayed inactive when MEMCh was called.
- MX, SE, MW, TT commands did not accept spaces in alpha tags.
- MM (MM2, MM3) command response sometimes incorrect.
- During SD card restore, MemCH “mode” setting was sometimes not correctly set.
- (Default clock date changed to Oct.1, 2015) 



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1509F RELEASE NOTES

(c)2015 AOR, LTD.

Oct. 1, 2015


This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.


Following features have been implemented:
- DMR slot selection added. If in DMR mode, press the main dial to activate the slot selection. Rotate the dial for the desired slot(s) and validate with ENT.
If in digital AUTO mode, press the main dial twice to activate the slot selection. Rotate the dial for the desired slot(s) and validate with ENT.
- DMR slot selection now added to SD backup/restore.
- D-STAR data information display. Previously could only be set ON through the CONFIG menu. Now can also be activated by long press on main dial. Works while in VFO, SEARCH and SCAN.
- OT command added for DMR slot selection.

Following bugs have been removed:
- Garbling sound at the end of D-Star transmissions removed.
- Real time clock stopped while inside the time settings menu. Now continuing normally. (When a new time is set and validated with ENT, it starts at set time "00" seconds)
- Clock time settings sometimes behaved erratically when accessed during audio recording.
- Initial clock date value now set at Sept.1, 2015.
- Backup to SD card function now waiting until other pending SD write functions are over, before starting.
- Serial communication speed settings changes were not set correctly.
- Serial communication speed now remembered after the receiver has been switched off.
- When booting up by PC command, the "Ready" message appeared too early.
- MP command (pass frequency setting): currently received frequency was not immediately saved. No delay anymore.
- TR command (recording timer): only 1 group could be set, now up to 3 groups.
- TR command (recording timer):recording source response was incorrect.



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1509B RELEASE NOTES

(c)2015 AOR, LTD.

Sept. 4, 2015


AR-DV1 firmware update:
The new firmware version: 1509B is now available for download from the AOR website.

Following features have been implemented:
* Scan speed in digital mode improved
* Alarm, timer and recording can now be set simultaneously
* MM (last channel and settings save) command has been extended as follows:
MM2: Saves memory and search channels/groups
MM3: Saves both as MM and MM2.

Following bugs have been removed:
* D-STAR sometimes lost synch on repeater signals
* White noise sometimes detected as D-STAR signal
* AUTO-STORE funtion saved duplicate frequencies separately.
* For timer recordings, the receiver now starts recording initialisation 30 seconds ahead of set time in order to be ready at the exact set time.
* Scan sometimes not stopping on active signal when squelch was used
* Several minor command bugs removed



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1508B RELEASE NOTES

(c)2015 AOR, LTD.

AUG. 10, 2015


AR-DV1 firmware update:
The new firmware version: 1508B is now available for download from the AOR website.

Following features have been implemented:
* Alarm and timer functions now active.
* Improved sound quality in NFM analog and NFM digital modes.
* 7kHz tuning step added

Following bugs have been removed:
* Some glitches in IF filter characteristics
* In some situations, frequencies set by SD restore or by commands were off by 10Hz.
* WAV files broken when receiver was switched off during recording.
* PASS activation during PRIORITY channel receive resulted in an error.



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1507I RELEASE NOTES

(c)2015 AOR, LTD.

JULY 22, 2015


AR-DV1 firmware update:

The new firmware version: 1507I is now available for download from the AOR website.

Some bugs have been removed.



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1507F RELEASE NOTES

(c)2015 AOR, LTD.

JULY 10, 2015


AR-DV1 firmware update:
This update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.

Following features have been implemented:
* Backup to and restore from SD card

Following bugs have been removed:
* Fixed “auto-store” bug when SEARCH is running.
* S-Meter indicator stayed sometimes on even though power was off.
* When the file 99999999.wav was present in the SD card, the next recording was mistakenly named 10000000.wav. Now the recording after 99999999.wav is made impossible.
* Priority receive was not always functioning.
* Could not go out of settings screen after priority receive activation.
* Receiver would not restart properly if the function key was pressed before switching the receiver off.
* Invalid characters on LCD when time settings accessed during memory receive.
* Incorrect memory channel content switch when priority mode was activated during memory scan
* When erasing a search bank the LCD froze on “writing” indication.
* Memory bank editing was not possible during SCAN.
* Erasing search bank 39 in search group settings was impossible.
* Auto-store function: If memory bank 39 was full, channels 46 to 49 were not kept in memory after a reboot.
* Invalid characters on screen when “writing” was displayed.

FUNCTIONS AND BEHAVIOR CHANGES:
* When SEARCH is stopped and the [ENT] key pressed, the currently received frequency and settings are copied to VFO-Z.
* VOL/SQL maximum value changed from 100 to 99.
* (PC remote control through Hyperterminal commands). When receiver is turned off with the QP command and USB cable disconnected, the next time the receiver is turned on through the front panel, it will start in a “non-remote control” state.



AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1506C RELEASE NOTES

(c)2015 AOR, LTD.

JUNE 18, 2015


AR-DV1 firmware update:
AOR has uploaded revised firmware for the AR-DV1 receiver. While this update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.
The new firmware version: 1506C is now available for download from the AOR website.

Following features have been implemented:
* VFO search, VFO Settings
* Priority channel
* Pass frequency
* Pass channel
* Sleep timer
* Scan start by long press on SCAN key
* Transfer the currently received frequency to VFO-Z by push of ENT key during Search or Scan.
* Copy the currently received frequency to memory channel by long press of ENT key during Search or Scan.
* Squelch type stays saved in memory when selected during Search or Scan.
* Following commands now active: VE AS SL SU SR SE SS SX BK SG PW PR PD MA MX MR MS MW MG MP MB MQ MM RS SP VF VI VS
SD PST
SD RSQ
SD REC
SD PLY
SD INF
SD DIR
(Commands related to alarm, timer, backup to SD and restore are not yet active.)
* DL command value now 3 digits

Following bugs have been removed:
* ENT key not responding when "F" displayed on receiver LCD during PC control
* Receiver did not start in SEARCH state even though it was the last function before power off.
* "Last one" memory content was incomplete.




AR-DV1 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1505G RELEASE NOTES

(c)2015 AOR, LTD.

JUNE 5, 2015


AR-DV1 firmware update:
AOR has uploaded revised firmware for the AR-DV1 receiver. While this update will correct issues that some customers experienced, it also adds more functionality to the AR-DV1.
AOR is committed to the continuous improvement of its products and will post firmware updates periodically to further extend the capabilities of this receiver.
The new firmware version: 1505G is now available for download from the AOR website.

This firmware will correct:
* Malfunctions with the backlit keys lighting up while the power switch is in the “off” position
* D-STAR signals overriding the selected mode for received data. The decode mode will now decode and display only the selected mode.
* Malfunctions with the receive frequency when CTCSS or DCS is selected during Search mode.
* Problems with pressing LOCK key or MONI key when frequency entry is made from the keypad
* Issues with the display data freezing when digital data is displayed while using the keypad or rotating the dial knob.
* Issues with the opening message displaying properly.
* Memory channel registration problems. Entering the memory tag followed by pressing DOWN key will now work properly.
* Voice squelch function stability
* SAL/SAL or USB/LSB operational issues
* D-CR code setting error
* Analog FM mode function
* Initial power-up cycle
* Problems with “motorboating” noise in DMR mode
* Problems adding receive mode, IF B/W, CTCSS/DCS in memory scan mode and program search mode.

New enhancements for the AR-DV1 available with this firmware include:
* Ability to open the squelch while in digital mode by pressing MONI key
* Ability to save the current receiver settings by pressing [F]+[VOL]
* Easier frequency entry during search bank setting by using the [.] (decimal) key for frequencies below 1MHz.
* In memory mode or program search mode, receiver options can be added.
* SD card FAT16 is now supported
* Remote ID can be added to last channel memory
* The AR-DV1 will send a message showing connection status during on/off process.
* Step frequency can now be set during search or scan mode
* The following PC commands are now supported: MD ZJ ZK SQ NQ LQ VQ ZP QP EX AG RF ST SH
DT BP LN LB LD KL PT ZI LC LM RX LT RT RE SB WI RN VR
AC RG IF LS NR OF OL OX SC SI DL FR
CI CN DI DS DC DJ DK
(A complete list of new functions will be posted soon.)